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Apr 17 15:10

The Entire Political Establishment Agrees On The War Against Assad

A strong, clear anti-war anti-interventionist stance is only among a minority in the Political Establishment .

Apr 17 15:02

Saudi Arabia open to sending troops into Syria: FM

If Al Saud send troops in they won't be fighting their own terrorists.

Trump sells them $400 Billion worth of weapons then encourages them to attack Syria, the blood-lust is growing in the Bolton Whitehouse.

Apr 17 14:17

Syria air strikes: Theresa May says action 'moral and legal'

Theresa May has said it was "legally and morally right" for the UK to join air strikes against the Syrian regime to prevent "further human suffering".

Apr 17 14:11

UK PM’s Husband’s Capital Group Is Largest Shareholder In BAE, Shares Soar Since Syrian Airstrikes

Philip May, husband of the UK prime minister, works for a company that is the largest shareholder in arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, whose share price has soared since the recent airstrikes in Syria.

The company, Capital Group, is also the second-largest shareholder in Lockheed Martin – a US military arms firm that supplies weapons systems, aircraft and logistical support. Its shares have also rocketed since the missile strikes last week.

Apr 17 13:35

'Intellectual Dwarfs Who Created Narrative on Syria Should Be Ashamed' - Analyst

The US, UK and France have drafted their own resolution on Syria condemning the alleged chemical attack in Douma after the Russian-drafted initiative was rejected. Sputnik discussed the West's actions in Syria from the perspective of international law with Dr. Jan Oberg, director of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research.

Apr 17 13:33

Israeli defense minister claims right of 'total freedom of action' in Syrian airspace

Israel will not accept any limitations to its operations in Syrian airspace against 'Iranian threat', the defense minister said, expressing hope that "communication" lines with Moscow will help avoid any "friction" in the air.

On Tuesday morning, a series of missile strikes once again targeted Syrian military infrastructure. The Pentagon, which led the coordinated April 14 assault against Syrian targets with its British and French allies, denied its involvement in attacking a new set of targets. Israel, which struck Syria's Tiyas (T-4) airfield in Homs province on April 9, also failed to acknowledge bombing its neighbor.

Yet the new attack against Syria comes just hours after Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed to protect the country's national interests through breaching Syrian airspace if necessary.

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There is no "right" to invade other countries.

Apr 17 13:32

Syria strikes prove political bankruptcy of US, allies: Iran's Salehi

A senior Iranian official says the recent US-led missile attack against Syria proved the political bankruptcy of Washington and its allies.

The strikes against Syria were carried out under a pretext similar to that used by former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, which led to Washington's invasion of Iraq in 2003, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, told reporters on Monday.

During his presentation to the United Nations Security Council in February 2003, Powell claimed that Iraq might have tried to buy uranium from Niger in order to use it for non-peaceful purposes; however, after two years, it was proved that his documents were fake, Salehi added.

He noted that false US claims have made people all over the world vigilant and made them familiar with the "real nature of the aggressive countries."

It has become clear to people what an "unwise, cruel and savage policy" the US statesmen have applied to Syria, he emphasized.

Apr 17 11:55

ISIS attempts to capture key Syrian air defense base in southeast Homs

The Islamic State (ISIS) resumed their assault in the southeastern countryside of Homs this morning, striking the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions near the town of Muhasah.

ISIS began their attack by heavily shelling Syrian Arab Army’s positions near Muhasah, prompting the latter to respond with a barrage of missiles and artillery.

Intense clashes would breakout between the Syrian Army and ISIS terrorists shortly after the exchange of missiles and artillery, with the latter taking the offensive in a bid to capture the 16th Air Defense Regiment.

Apr 17 11:51

Russia cannot limit Israel's actions in Syria: Lieberman

Israel will not accept limitations on its "actions" in Syria from Russia or any other country, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday, a week after a deadly raid attributed to the Jewish state.

"We will maintain total freedom of action. We will not accept any limitation when it comes to the defence of our security interests," Lieberman said in a video interview with the Walla news site in response to a question on Russia's criticism of the recent strike.

"But we do not want to provoke the Russians. We have an open line of communication at the level of senior officers. The Russians understand us and the fact is that for years we have managed to avoid friction with them" in Syria.

Lieberman again accused Israel's main enemy Iran of seeking to entrench itself militarily in neighbouring Syria and threaten his country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lieberman has a PhD ( Sh*t Piled Higher and Deeper) when it comes to these brazenly hubristic threats against Russia and Iran.

I would politely suggest that he may want to rethink his public dissing of Russia at this point; Russia understands how to respond asymetrically, and there will, most probably, not be a thing Tel Aviv will be able to do to prevent this.

Apr 17 11:22

Macron Reversal: Didn’t Change Trump’s Mind on Syria Troops

French President Emmanuel Macron is feverishly backpedaling Monday on his claims only a day prior that he had personally convinced President Trump to keep US troops in Syria. The White House has already denied this claim.

Now Macron is claiming he never meant to suggest he’d changed US policy, but rather that he and President Trump had seen eye-to-eye on Syria all along. He added that they both agree that US troops need to stay in Syria for “the long term.”

This isn’t a good story either. President Trump is still reported to want to withdraw the troops from Syria, even if he’s become resigned to keeping them in the country for the time being. Trump is said to have only agreed because of intense Pentagon pressure.

Apr 17 11:21

Senior IDF official admits Israeli responsibility for Syria T-4 strike

In a first-of-its-kind admission of responsibility, unnamed IDF source confirms to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman strike on drone base was carried out by Israel, 'first time live Iranian targets' were hit; Friedman reveals one of strike's casualties was commander of Quds Force's drone unit.

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Apr 17 11:15

Donald Trump asks SAUDI ARABIA and others to establish 'Arab ARMY' to replace US in Syria

DONALD Trump is looking to end US engagement in Syria by forming an Arab military force to replace the US presence in the region and to help stabilise the north-eastern part of the country following the defeat of so-called Islamic State, it has been reported.

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If ISIS is kicked out of Syria, why does there need to be any army at all inside Syria, other than Syria's?

Apr 17 10:43

Trump Locked and Loaded for Greater Aggression on Syria

It’s just a matter of time before it’s coming, false flag pretexts easy to stage, more virtually certain to come. They’re a longstanding US tradition.

Washington and its imperial allies have been waging naked aggression on Syria for over seven years, terror-bombing for four years this September – the rape and destruction of Raqqa the most heinous example, massacring countless thousands of civilians.

Overnight Friday, Trump escalated things further, dangerously pushing the envelope, based on a Big Lie, likely a warmup for more of the same to come.

Apr 17 10:36

‘Completely Bogus’: Syria Strike Indefensible Under US, International Law

US missiles raining down on Syria last Friday night were fired in violation of not only international legal precedents, but also in flagrant disregard for the United States’ own constitution, a Harvard-trained lawyer and renowned professor of international law told Radio Sputnik Monday.

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Apr 17 10:35

Breaking: Syrian Military Confirms Israeli Missiles Targeted Airbase in Eastern Homs

The Syrian military announced at approximately 1:10 A.M. (Damascus Time), the Israeli Air Force fired several missiles towards the Shay’rat Airbase and its surrounding area in the Homs Governorate.

According to the statement, the Syrian Air Defense managed to intercept several of the missiles, but there was no mention as to whether or not the Israelis scored any direct hits.

This attack by Israel tonight marks the second time in seven days that they have targeted the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate.

Apr 17 10:32

Israeli intelligence reportedly says Trump's Syria strike failed, didn't take out much of anything

Israeli intelligence officials have concluded that the US, UK, and France's missile strikes on Syria's suspected chemical weapons sites were a failure.

Multiple Israeli government and military sources criticized the strikes effectiveness in hurting Syria's ability to conduct chemical attacks.

These officials also criticized President Donald Trump talking about the strikes beforehand.

The US and allies' strikes on Syria likely didn't change anything on the battlefield, and it's hard to know how much of the chemical weapons stockpile was hit.

Apr 17 10:28

BIG TURNAROUND IN SIRIA: Russian soldiers found a terrorist's chemical warehouse

Russian soldiers have found a chemical weapons storage facility in the Syrian city of Duma, a Star TV channel said.

"Found substances, such as thiodihlycol, diethanolamine, are necessary for the production of sulphur and nitrogen iperite. A chlorine balloon was found in the warehouse, the same as the one used by terrorists for directing a high-profile fake story, "the statement said.

The TV channel stated that the warehouse was built in the basement of the residential building. According to the experts of the Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Units of Alexander Rodionov, the laboratory was used by terrorist organizations controlled by this city.

Last week, Sana agency announced that the Syrian army in Aftris settlement in Eastern Guta had found a warehouse with the equipment necessary for the preparation of toxic substances.

Apr 17 10:22

Iran's Senior MP to Visit Syria on Tuesday to Discuss US-led Strike

Commenting earlier on a massive Western missile attack on Syria, which had been conducted in response to an alleged chemical attack in the city of Douma, Iran slammed the US, UK and France, calling the countries' heads "criminals."

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the chairman of the Iranian parliament's foreign policy and national security commission, will arrive Tuesday in Syria to discuss the recent western attack on the country, a parliamentary source told Sputnik on Sunday.

Apr 17 10:20

SECDEF MATTIS: WHERE’S THE PROOF?

I'm old enough to remember the Cuban missile crisis. For those few days in 1962, the family dinner table was tense and the air - the attitude - in the country was surreal. People lived and went to work, as before, but hanging over every waking moment was the full conscious realization, of every second of every day during the crisis, of the possibility that civilization could go up in mushroom clouds of radioactivity. Years later, as the full story of the Cuban missile crisis was finally known and told, it became clear that the world had made it through the crisis largely because two men - Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev and American President John F Kennedy - had stood down their countries' respective "war hawks." The real life scenario had come uncomfortably close to Stanley Kubrick's black comedy, Dr. Strangelove.

Apr 17 09:50

Seven years after war broke out, France moves to strip Assad of Legion d'Honneur

The French government plans to strip Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of his Legion d'Honneur, France's most prestigious award, days after participating in air strikes against suspected chemical weapons sites in Syria.

"The Elysee confirms that a disciplinary procedure for withdrawing the Legion d'Honneur (Legion of Honour) is underway," President Emmanuel Macron's office said late on Monday, seven years after a civil uprising against Assad’s government turned into a brutal civil war.

Assad was decorated with the Legion's highest rank of Grand Croix (Great Cross) by former president Jacques Chirac in 2001, shortly after taking power following the death of his father Hafez al-Assad.

Only a French president, who by tradition is the top-ranking Legion member, can decide to withdraw the distinction from a foreigner.

Apr 17 09:45

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Trump needs to act more aggressively in Syria

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that the U.S. reaction in Syria shows that there’s more concern for the type of weapon used rather than the fact that people are dying.

“Unless something changes, we don’t care if you kill people, we only care how you kill them, which is a long way from where Ronald Reagan was,” Mr. Graham, South Carolina Republican, said on Fox News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, Lindsey!

Apr 17 09:44

Assad cannot be part of Syria solution - German minister

The Syrian crisis needs a negotiated solution involving all powers in the region, German foreign minister Heiko Maas said on Monday, adding he could not imagine anyone who had used chemical weapons against his own people to be part of that process.

Apr 17 09:43

EU threatens new sanctions against Syria but not Russia

European Union foreign ministers on Monday threatened new sanctions against Syria over its alleged chemical attacks, but held off from joining expected new punitive U.S. measures against Russia.

Apr 17 09:38

Syria and the Revolt of the ‘Deplorables’

Surely there has never been a presidential peroration as filled with contradictions – not to mention regrettable rhetoric – as President Donald J. Trump’s speech to the nation explaining why he backtracked on his campaign promise to get us out of Syria. Particularly striking was this bit of doubletalk:

“To Iran and to Russia, I ask: What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women, and children?

“The nations of the world can be judged by the friends they keep. No nation can succeed in the long run by promoting rogue states, brutal tyrants and murderous dictators.”

Apr 17 09:27

BBC Reporter Discourages Syria Questions Due To “Information War” With Russia

In the latter half of the interview, BBC’s Annita McVeigh asked the following questions after West’s comment about Bosnia:

“We know that the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday, or accused a western state on Friday, of perhaps fabricating evidence in Douma or somehow being involved in what happened in Douma. Given that we’re in an information war with Russia on so many fronts, do you think perhaps it’s inadvisable to be stating this so publicly given your position and your profile? Isn’t there a danger that you’re muddying the waters?”

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Reader comment: "You know you’re in trouble when the military man tries to do the journalist’s job by asking questions and holding power to account… and the journalist tries to stop him."

Apr 17 09:21

Journalist Robert Fisk visited the clinic (in Syria) where the BBC claim the chemical attack took place

Journalist Robert Fisk visited the clinic (in Syria) where the BBC & the government claim the chemical attack took place.

Fisk says he spoke with a doctor there who said no chemical attack took place.

He said the video is of kids suffering from hypoxia due to inhaling dust.

Apr 17 09:21

Robert Fisk Reports Head of Douma Clinic Denies Chemical Weapons Attack

Robert Fisk is one of the very few excellent investigative journalists still employed in the UK. He is twice winner of the British Press Awards‘ Journalist of the Year prize, and seven time winner of the British Press Awards’ Foreign Correspondent of the Year. He is extremely smart and knows the Middle East very well. He has just made his way – not accompanied by Russian or Syrian government officials – to Douma and this is what he reports.

If you care to search for Robert Fisk on twitter, the attacks on his reputation and integrity at this very moment from achieve nothing neo-con trolls and media lackeys are astonishing. He is in Douma – they are at their desks.

Apr 17 09:20

Attacking Syria: Thumbing Noses at Constitution and Law

The U.S. Constitution and international law suffered a stinging blow last night at the hands of an odd coalition that might be called Goldilocks and two moral dwarfs posing as Marine generals, together with a “Right Dishonorable” harridan and a young French poodle.

As was the case 15 years ago when the U.S. and UK launched a war of aggression against Iraq, the pretext was so-called “weapons of mass destruction” (WMD) — this time the claimed use on April 7 of chlorine (and maybe the nerve agent sarin — who knows?) in Duma a suburb of Damascus. And this time French President Emmanuel Macron was allowed to join, as junior partner, the gang that can’t lie straight.

Apr 17 09:19

Alas, This Is Far From Over!

Let’s begin by a short summary of events.

About a month ago Nikki Haley announces to the UNSC that the USA is ready to violate the rules of this very self-same UNSC should a chemical attack happen in Syria

Then the Russians announced that they have evidence that a chemical false flag is being prepared in Syria

Then a chemical attack (supposedly) takes place (in a location surrounded and, basically, controlled by government forces!)

The OPWC sends investigators (in spite of western powers loudly proclaiming that no investigation was needed)

The AngloZionists then bomb Syria

Next, the UNSC refuses to condemn the violation of its own rules and decisions

Finally, the US Americans speak of a ‘perfect strike’

Now tell me – do you get a sense that this is over?

Apr 17 09:17

Attempting the Unachievable

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations and one of the Trump administrations hawks, announced on Sunday that it had decided to shelve plans to pull US troops out of Syria. This means that it is changing current American policy, which had tacitly conceded defeat in Syria, and planning a new stage of escalation which could focus on overthrowing the regime.

Apr 17 09:15

Russian top brass reveals 'true targets' of US-led strikes against Syria

The US and its allies sought to hit Syrian military targets, including airfields, during their missile strike, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said on Monday.

"The true targets of the strike delivered by the US, the UK and France on April 14 were both facilities in Barzeh and Jaramani and Syrian military facilities, including airfields," he said.

According to Konashenkov, a photo of a facility located in the Barzeh area shows that "the destruction caused by the missile strike does not correspond to the scale of destruction from the use of three dozen cruise missiles." "Moreover, the survey of this and other facilities revealed neither this number of ammunition fragments nor the corresponding number of craters," he added.

Apr 17 09:14

Pentagon acknowledges US contractor presence in Syria for first time

The US military is using more than 5,500 contractors in the campaign to defeat the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon revealed in a quarterly report this week that acknowledges the use of contractors in the Syrian war zone for the first time.

The latest figures from US Central Command indicate that 5,508 US and foreign contractors are working alongside US troops in the two combat zones. That’s an increase of 581, or 12%, over January’s numbers, which did not include Syria. About half of the contractors are US citizens, while the rest are local or third-country hires.

Apr 17 09:09

THE WORLD MUST KNOW. #PureEvil #HellOnEarth

Organ harvesting of young children. This video must be seem by everyone. We must defeat these 'globalist' warmongers, as this fate awaits all of us.

Apr 17 09:07

Worth noting here - the BBC (and others) are currently saying it will take “months” to remove all traces of the nerve agent from Salisbury.

Yet we are also having it implied the Russians able to clean up all traces of alleged CW attack in Douma in a matter of days

Apr 17 08:52

At destroyed Syria lab, workers say they produce antidotes to snake venom not toxic weapons

The site, according to Western powers, was part of the Syrian government’s “chemical weapons infrastructure.”

But Said told AFP only non-lethal research and development was under way at the centre.

“As we work in civilian pharmaceutical and chemical research, we did not expect that we would be hit,” he said.

Instead, the centre had been producing antidotes to scorpion and snake venom while running tests on chemical products used in making food, medicine and children’s toys, according to Said.

“If there were chemical weapons, we would not be able to stand here. I’ve been here since 5:30 am in full health -- I’m not coughing,” he added.

Apr 17 08:49

The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack

This is the story of a town called Douma, a ravaged, stinking place of smashed apartment blocks – and of an underground clinic whose images of suffering allowed three of the Western world’s most powerful nations to bomb Syria last week. There’s even a friendly doctor in a green coat who, when I track him down in the very same clinic, cheerfully tells me that the “gas” videotape which horrified the world – despite all the doubters – is perfectly genuine.

War stories, however, have a habit of growing darker. For the same 58-year old senior Syrian doctor then adds something profoundly uncomfortable: the patients, he says, were overcome not by gas but by oxygen starvation in the rubbish-filled tunnels and basements in which they lived, on a night of wind and heavy shelling that stirred up a dust storm.

Apr 17 08:49

'Oxygen starvation, not gas’: Veteran UK reporter Fisk doubts MSM narrative on Douma ‘chem attack’

Veteran UK reporter Robert Fisk went to Syria’s Douma and heard that residents shown in notorious “gas attack footage” actually suffered from oxygen loss due to hiding in trash-filled shelters, and not from chemicals.

If you feel overwhelmed by MSM coverage of the “chemical attack” in Douma, here’s your voice in the wilderness. Robert Fisk, a veteran UK foreign correspondent with the Independent, and one of the few Western reporters to have interviewed Osama bin Laden, went to Douma to go beyond what the Western media portrayed in early April as the “Bashar Assad regime’s chemical attack.”

Apr 17 08:46

Sign of DESPERATION? The #US presidential office announced cash reward of $10000 to any witness of Chemical Attack in #Syria #Douma and $5000 in other cities

Apr 17 08:27

Anti-War Stance video (length 7:42)

Apr 17 08:19

How the US Occupied the 30% of Syria Containing Most of its Oil, Water and Gas

While the U.S. military presence in Syria has been ongoing since 2015 – justified as a means of countering Daesh (ISIS) — U.S. troops have since turned into an occupying force with their failure to pull out following Daesh’s defeat in northeastern Syria. Currently, the U.S. occupies nearly a third of Syrian territory — around 30 percent — including much of the area east of the Euphrates River, encompassing large swaths of the Deir Ezzor, Al-Hasakah and Raqqa regions.

Though the U.S. currently has between 2,000 to 4,000 troops stationed in Syria, it announced the training of a 30,000-person-strong “border force” composed of U.S.-allied Kurds and Arabs in the area, which would be used to prevent northeastern Syria from coming under the control of Syria’s legitimate government. Though it backtracked somewhat after backlash from Turkey, the U.S. has continued to train “local forces” in the area. Russian military sources have asserted that former members of Daesh — who were allowed to leave cities attacked by the U.S. and their proxies, as was the case in battle for Raqqa — are to be included among the force’s ranks.

This, along with the U.S. government’s insistence on maintaining the occupation until Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is removed from power, shows that the U.S. government has no intention of permitting the reunification of Syria and will continue to occupy the region over the long term.

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Apr 17 08:18

Inspectors reportedly reach alleged Syria chemical attack site

A team of international inspectors entered the town near Damascus that was the scene of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria on Tuesday, Syrian state TV reported. They arrived in Douma more than a week after the U.S. government and its allies accused President Bashar al-Assad of killing his own people with poison gas in the April 7 attack.

The head of the International Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Monday that Russian and Syrian authorities had prevented his team from reaching the scene of the attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma, due to what the two countries said were "security issues" caused by U.S. and allied missile strikes over the weekend.

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I feel obliged to warn the OPCW about any Americans on their team, owing to an ugly incident that happened when the IAEA was asked to verify that Iraq was making weapons grade uranium. The Americans on that team were caught trying to plant uranium in a facility. It was thought they used a reference sample they had brought for testing. When the IAEA asked for the reference sample to do an isotopic comparison with what had been "found", the Americans destroyed their sample before it could be analysed.

Apr 17 07:52

Western Military Debacle in Eastern Ghouta

You won’t be hearing any of this in the western news media because the U.S./UK definitely want to keep the lid on this report. Compiled by Chinese intelligence analysts and explained below by Evgeniy Satanovskiy, one of Russia’s leading Middle East experts, it throws a new light on the situation in Syria and, indirectly, the Skripals poisoning too.
According to the Chinese analysts hundreds of U.S. Special Forces and advisors were killed or wounded in East Ghouta during the recent Syrian Arab Army assault. On March 17 alone Chinese analysts estimate that as many as 200 U.S. Special Forces personnel were “eliminated”.

Apr 17 06:54

The Neocons’ Real Plan for Syria Emerges from the Lack of Rubble

I told you over the weekend that Trump’s presidency was over. As a practical matter it is. His yielding to his ‘advisors’ on every foreign policy issue makes it clear that he can’t or won’t stand up to the relentless pressure to do what his instincts tell him.

This morning’s article at the Deep State Washington Post paints a very clear picture of what the situation is. The advisors whose loyalties are dubious run the show. Their thinking has not evolved one whit from previous administrations.

Remember what Russian President Vladimir Putin always says, “Presidents change. Policies do not.”

Apr 17 05:06

Durden: Trump Was Presented With 3 Options on Syria, Picked the Least Expansive One

"Mr. Bolton knew the respect Mr. Trump had for Mr. Mattis, and he may have decided that it
was wise to defer initially to the Pentagon chief after he started the job"

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White House meetings, the president and his advisers agreed on one of the most restrained of the military-strike options crafted by the Pentagon: a powerful missile attack aimed at three targets meant to hobble the Syrian regime’s ability to use chemical weapons and deter President Bashar al-Assad from using them again.
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The second option proposed strikes on a broader set of Syrian regime targets, including suspected chemical-weapons research facilities and military command centers.
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Trump pressed his team to also consider strikes on Russian and Iranian targets in Syria if necessary following reports that Assad had moved planes to Russian facilities to help protect them. But Mattis pushed back, those familiar with the decision-making said. United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley joined Trump in advocating for a forceful response, while Mattis warned about the risks that a more expansive strike could trigger a dangerous response from Moscow and Tehran.

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Apr 17 03:00

Syrian Chemical Attack in Douma this is the Gas Cylinder Used for Chemical Attack

The main piece of evidence for a gas attack is the barrel bomb dropped from a helicopter.

If you look at the footage you will see this is a very, very 'smart bomb'. It dropped down from the helicopter, turn sideways to come through the concrete wall, didn't suffer any damage to the valve as it smashed through, then turned sideways and settled on the bed without disturbing the blankets.

Daesh have been using Barrel bombs for years firing into civilian areas.
Syrian rebels introduce the "hell cannon"

Apr 17 02:40

Theresa May's speech on military strikes against Syria – full text

"I cannot tell you everything. But let me give an example of some of the evidence that leads us to this conclusion. Open source accounts allege that a barrel bomb was used to deliver the chemicals. Multiple open source reports claim that a regime helicopter was observed above the city of Douma on the evening of 7 April. The opposition does not operate helicopters or use barrel bombs."

United States Assessment of the Assad Regime’s Chemical Weapons Use
https://www.lawfareblog.com/transcript-president-trumps-remarks-syria-...

Videos and images show the remnants of at least two chlorine barrel bombs from the attacks with features consistent with chlorine barrel bombs from past attacks. ... Numerous eyewitnesses corroborate that barrel bombs were dropped from these helicopters, a tactic used to target civilians indiscriminately throughout the war. Photos of barrel bombs dropped in Duma closely match those used previously by the regime.

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Apr 17 02:39

"We couldn't breathe": Inside Douma, Syria, the site of apparent chemical attack

We asked him to take us to where the missile allegedly hit, and he showed us where a missile was neatly resting.

Shouldn't this have been a barrel? They can't even get their stories straight.

Apr 17 01:01

DC Is Terrifying

Behind President Donald Trump’s bluster and threats over Syria, powerful forces are pushing the US towards war with Russia and Syria: the neocons and the military industrial complex.

Apr 16 22:01

Alex Jones Breaks Up With Donald Trump Supercut Edition

Poor Alex is so upset he's incoherent.

Apr 16 21:16

Israeli missiles target military base allegedly filled with Russian soldiers: unconfirme

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Air Defense has downed three Israeli missiles over the strategic Dumayr Airbase in eastern Damascus, Al-Mayadeen News reported tonight.

Apr 16 20:32

Syria's First Lady Asma al-Assad speech at the Paris Diplomatic Academy in 2010

Asma al-Assad lays out the vision for Syria in 2010. She was a Computer Scientist when she met the 'evil' dictator Dr. Assad who was doing postgraduate studies at the Western Eye Hospital in London, specialising in ophthalmology. He was called home to help run the country when his older brother was killed.

This was before Hilary Rotten Clinton destroyed Syria for Israel

Apr 16 19:59

Death by Hypocrisy and Demon Worship; the Israeli Way.

Please forgive the use of bad language to punctuate bad behavior. There is no culture on Earth more evil and Satanic than that of Israel founded on the Nazi formula of Theodor Herzl and financed by the Satanic first family of arch-devils, Rothschild clan. The evil of the AshkeNAZI empire had its origin in the translation of the Ashkenazim into Khazar's. In the 9th century, King Bulan of Khazaria got hoodwinked by a filth peddling Talmudist. The Ashka-nimrods object to this linkage which is all the proof needed that it is so. If they say something is so, it is not and if they say something is not so, it is. This is a good rule of thumb to measure them by and it is always a spiritual affirmation to stick that thumb up your ass for emphasis and their version of an holy oil immersion process.

http://www.smoking-mirrors.com/2018/04/death-by-hypocrisy-and-demon-wo...

Apr 16 18:36

Syrian air defenses repel missile strike against Shayrat air base in Homs province – state media

Syrian air defense systems have been activated in response to a missile attack targeting Shayrat Airbase in Homs province, and, according to state media, managed to take down all the incoming projectiles.

Up to 10 missiles were destroyed by the Syrian Armed Forces, a military source told Sputnik. The Syrian air defenses managed to intercept some of the projectiles, according to a SANA reporter. Meanwhile, the Al Mayadeen news outlet is claiming that all the projectiles were intercepted and inflicted no physical damage or casualties at the targeted Syrian base.

Apr 16 17:37

BREAKING: 'EXPLOSION' at ISRAELI held area of Golan near Syria border

A LARGE explosion has been heard in the Israeli held area of Golan Heights near the Syrian border immediately after an airstrike hit several Syrian bases, it has been reported.

Apr 16 17:25

Pentagon Covers Up False Flag Gas Attack In Syria

Apr 16 17:17

How Syria Could Trigger Man's Extinction

Paul Craig Roberts joins Alex Jones live via Skype to give his expert analysis of the conflict in Syria and how he believes the exciting confrontation may come to a deadly close.

Apr 16 16:45

Syria East Ghouta - Syrian Army Storming Hawsh ad Dawahirah & breaking the "line of death"

Shows the SAA advancing across no man's land. Brave men.

Apr 16 16:25

Emotional Footage From East Ghouta Evacuation (Subtitled)

The Syrian Arab Army soldier, Wassim Issa, documents the evacuation of the civilians from East Ghouta.

Apr 16 16:16

BREAKING: Syria AIRSTRIKE – Military responding to 'ISRAELI ATTACK' in Damascus and Homs

According to local reports, several missiles were launched after “unknown warplanes” entered Syrian airspace from Lebanon.

A military source added that the Syrian military believes Israeli warplanes were responsible.

It is currently unclear what the airstrike was targeting.

Initial reports claim the raid is aimed at the T4 base, but others say it is aimed at Shyrat AB which was hit last year in the US Tomahawk attack.

A number of reporters have said there are "Israeli warplanes" flying at high-altitude carrying out the attack after crossing the borders through Lebanon.

A statement from the Syrian regime added that several missiles were intercepted, but these reports are unconfirmed.

Apr 16 16:13

Syrian Army Intercepts Truck Heading to Terrorists in Eastern Ghouta(Mar 29 2018)

There are cannisters in the video from Salsbury, England!!

Apr 16 16:07

Russia didn’t tamper with site of alleged Douma chemical attack – Lavrov to BBC

Responding to those allegations during an interview to BBC, the top Russian diplomat stressed that he “can guarantee” that Russia did not tamper with the site.

When asked about the evidence the Western leaders presented to the world, Lavrov pointed out they have presented none – only the reports in question.

“You quoted the leaders of France and [the] UK and the United States. And frankly speaking, all the evidence which they quoted was based on the media reports and on social networks,” the minister said.

Apr 16 16:07

JW: The Collapse of Libya Led to the Ongoing War in Syria

Tom talks about the proof weapons were shipped from Libya to Syria to start the conflict. This was one month before ambassador Stevens was assassinated.

Apr 16 16:04

Syrian air defenses respond to missiles over Homs province – state media

Syrian air defense systems have been activated in response to a missile attack apparently targeting Shayrat Airbase in Homs province, state media SANA reports.

According to a SANA reporter, the Syrian air defenses managed to intercept some of the projectiles.

The Pentagon has denied initiating strikes or conducting any other military activity in Homs province. “There is no US military activity in that area at this time,” the Pentagon’s spokesperson told Reuters. The same information was also shared with TASS news agency by Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon.

According to yet unconfirmed reports, the missiles entered Syrian airspace from Lebanon, which may indicate that the Israeli Air Force could have been involved, Al-Masdar News reports, citing a military source. The outlet’s reporter also published several videos allegedly showing the launch of interceptor missiles.

Apr 16 15:51

ROCKET ALERT Syria’s air defence fires missiles at suspected Israeli warplanes above Damascus

THE Syrian air defence has fired missiles at suspected Israeli warplanes above Damascus.

Videos on social media show what appear to be shots fired over the country side in the East of the country region.

Apr 16 15:42

Syrian air defenses respond to missiles over Homs province – state media

Syrian air defense systems have been activated in response to a missile attack apparently targeting Shayrat Airbase in Homs province, state media SANA reports.

According to a SANA reporter, the Syrian air defenses managed to intercept some of the projectiles.

While it remains unclear who launched the attack, the reported strike comes just days after Washington, London and Paris carried out a coordinated strike in Syria in the early hours of Saturday morning. It also comes roughly a week after two Israeli F-15 fighters targeted another Syria’s airbase in Homs province, Tiyas (also known as T-4 Airbase).

Apr 16 15:32

First Western Journalist In Syrian Hospital Which Treated “Chemical Weapons” Victims Explains What REALLY Happened

In the following 1-minute clip, award-winning journalist Robert Fisk – writer for Britain’s Independent for almost 30 years – explains that the video of victims struggling to breathe are real, but that they have nothing to do with a chemical weapons attack:

Apr 16 14:58

Report: 'Israel Fears Trump May See Job as Done in Syria, Leave Israel Alone to Face Iran'

Israel's top military officials fear President Trump may see his "job as done in Syria" and pull out of the nation, effectively leaving Israel "alone to face the dangers posed by Iran."

Apr 16 14:38

Syria Says U.S.-Led Strike Destroyed Pharmaceutical Research Institute Working On Cancer Drugs

Syrian official Saeed Saeed, head of the "Institution for the Development of Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries," told reporters on Saturday that one of the targets destroyed in the US-led coalition air strike was a pharmaceutical research institute working on drugs to fight cancer.

Saeed said he could not have spoken from the site of the attack the next day if it was housing chemical weapons.

"If there were chemical weapons in the building, we would not be here. My colleagues and I came here at 05:00 this morning. If there were chemical weapons, we would need to wear masks and take other protective measures to be staying here," Saeed said.

Apr 16 14:04

Russia Cannot Limit Israel’s Actions In Syria: Lieberman

JERUSALEM: Israel will not accept limitations on its “actions” in Syria from Russia or any other country, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday, a week after a deadly raid attributed to the Jewish state.

We will maintain total freedom of action. We will not accept any limitation when it comes to the defence of our security interests,” Lieberman said>>>

(*look at that JERUSALEM pre-story mark , where TEL AVIV used to be . "27" dsys until we might not be able to take exception to this kind of arrogance , any more )

Apr 16 13:55

Wag the Dog: The Syrian Airstrike Charade

The news is rife with the Syrian airstrikes and the theatrical narrative: the united coalition of brave allies against the despotic Assad to secure the blessings of liberty, etc., etc. The reality: The U.S. threw more than 100 missiles against soft Syrian targets with Britain firing rockets from four aircraft as France flew planes around and cruised the waters with a few ships. The target (a suspected but not verified chemical weapons facility) was destroyed…before chemical weapons use, or manufacture could be verified. Once again, the Western Hegemony “showed” that bad ‘ol puddy-tat, that anti-Saudi Arabian, anti-Petrodollar Assad…showed him that his “Clorox Bleach” assault on mannequins as verified by white hat “Light-Brite” technicians would not be tolerated! “Mission accomplished!” in the words of US President Donald Trump.

Yet the brave allies didn’t screw with the Russians directly, now, did they?

Apr 16 12:47

BEX ALERT - Russia May Have Tampered With Chemical Attack Site, U.S. Envoy Says

Russia may have tampered with the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria's Douma, the U.S. envoy to the global watchdog said on Monday, urging the body to condemn the continuing use of banned chemical weapons.

The comments came during a closed-door meeting at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, convened after an April 7 attack in the town of Douma, outside the Syrian capital, in which dozens of people were allegedly killed with poison gas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The lies never stop!

Cleaning up all traces of chemical weapons (had they actually been used) would take months!

Apr 16 11:58

Paul Craig Roberts Has One Awkward Question For Washington Warmongers

US officials and the presstitutes tell us that the illegal US missile attack on Syria destroyed chemical weapons sites where chlorine and sarin are stored/manufactured.

If this were true, would not a lethal cloud have been released that would have taken the lives of far more people than claimed in the alleged Syrian chemical attack on Douma?

Would not the US missile attack be identical to a chemical weapons attack and thus place the US and its vassals in the same category as Washington is attempting to place Assad and Putin?

What about it, you chemical weapons experts?

Do chemical weapons only release their elements when they explode from intended use but not when they explode from being militarily attacked?

There is no evidence in Syria of chemical residue from the chemical weapons facilities allegedly destroyed by US missiles.

No dead victims.

No reports of hospitals treating Syrian casualties of the American chemical attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Always the logician, this man!! Great questions.

Apr 16 11:51

Russia Reveals Who "Staged" Syria Gas Attack, As US Claims Moscow "May Have Tampered" With Site

The Russian envoy to the chemical weapons watchdog group, OPCW, said that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) funded by the UK and US carried out the April 7 chemical attack in the Damascus, Syria suburb of Douma.

Russia's permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Alexander Shulgin, said Russia has irrefutable evidence that there was no chemical weapons incident in Douma.

"Therefore, we have not just a "high degree of confidence," as our Western partners claim, but we have incontrovertible evidence that there was no incident on April 7 in Douma and that all this was a planned provocation by the British intelligence services, probably, with the participation of their senior allies from Washington with the aim of misleading the international community and justifying aggression against Syria," he stated. -Sputnik

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the midst of this mess, there is one piece of good news this morning:

Trump on hold for plans of more Russian sanctions; Russian Stocks, Ruble jump

Apr 16 11:47

Russian reinforcements head for Syria: Warships laden with tanks, military trucks and armoured patrol boats sail towards the Middle East as the world awaits Putin's response to airstrikes

Two Russian warships laden with military vehicles have been spotted en route to Syria after Friday's US-led airstrikes obliterated three suspected chemical weapons sites.

An Alligator-landing ship was pictured cruising down The Bosphorus on Sunday as the world awaits Vladimir Putin's response to this week's co-ordinated military action against Syria.

The vessel was spotted on its way to the Russian naval base at Tartus on the north Syrian coast.

On its fourth deployment of Russian military equipment to the war-torn country the ship was seen laden with tanks, trucks, ambulances and an IED radar.

A yellow RoRo Alexandr Tkachenko was also pictured heading for Tartus carrying high-speed patrol boats, a temporary bridge structure and several trucks. The images were posted on social media by Bosphorus-based naval observer Yörük I??k.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Russian government is making it crystal clear with these deployments; any more attacks against Syria by the US, the UK, and France, will most probably translate as a war with Russia.

Apr 16 11:25

Syrian Army captures large underground tunnel in E Ghouta

Apr 16 11:19

US IS ‘LOCKED AND LOADED,’ TRUMP WARNS OF MORE STRIKES ON SYRIA

The warning came via US ambassador Nikki Haley at an emergency UN Security Council meeting Saturday, a day after the US, UK and France struck three Syrian sites in response to an alleged chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma last week.

The UN meeting came with some heated exchanges between the American, Russian and Syrian envoys.

Russia’s UN ambassador, Vasily Nebenzia, read out a quote from Russian President Vladimir Putin accusing the US, UK and France of “cynical disdain” in acting without waiting for the OPCW’s findings.

Nebenzia accused the West of “hooliganism” and demanded that it “immediately end its actions against Syria and refrain from them in the future.” “You are not only placing yourselves above international law, but you are trying to rewrite international law,” Nebenzia said.

Nikki Haley claimed the strikes were “justified, legitimate and proportionate.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't know how the US government's UN Ambassador Haley could have telegraphed more loudly, and in a more bellicose manner, that the US, the UK, and France are, at this moment, planning more false flags against the Syrian government, as the justification for more strikes against this country.

I would, at this moment in time, like to politely suggest that a war against Russia in Syria is a really, really bad idea; the US military doesn't have the weaponry; the money; the manufacturing; or the troop strength to guarantee a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia in Syria, because that is precisely one very ugly scenario which could, very quickly, come to fruition.

Apr 16 11:09

STATEMENT BY VLADIMIR PUTIN ON SYRIA

On April 14, the United States, supported by its allies, launched an airstrike against military and civilian targets in the Syrian Arab Republic. An act of aggression against a sovereign state that is on the frontline in the fight against terrorism was committed without a mandate from the UN Security Council and in violation of the UN Charter and norms and principles of international law.

Just as one year ago, when the Shayrat Airbase in Syria came under attack, the US used as a pretext a staged chemical attack against civilians, this time in Douma, a Damascus suburb. Having visited the site of the would-be chemical attack, Russian military experts did not find any traces of chlorine or any other toxic agent. Not a single local resident was able to confirm that a chemical attack had actually taken place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Putin has called this correctly; the US government hasn't been "the good guy" in geopolitics and wars for far too many years of my life; and after the hysterical, and completely false, charge that "Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction" as the pretext for the Iraq War, I can never believe anything our government says, ever again, period, end of discussion.

And I know I am not alone on this.

The US warhawks didn't get what they wanted in the "restrained" (yet deadly) strike against Syria on Friday evening; so look for a number of continually escalating "false flags" in their rush, ultimately, for a war which will have absolutely zero benefit, but great peril, for the American people.

But as always, Israel gets what Israel wants; and Israel wants regime change in Damascus as a prelude to regime change in Tehran.

This government, in funding these wars, is taking money away from American taxpayer, and putting it right into the hands of the military/industrial complex, which continually betrays us us by creating shoddy products which never work as advertised; and offering horrifically late deliveries of their products, coupled immoral and insane cost overruns.

Apr 16 10:57

CAUGHT IN A LIE, US & ALLIES BOMB SYRIA THE NIGHT BEFORE INTERNATIONAL INSPECTORS ARRIVE

On April 12, even US Secretary of Defense James Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee that the US government does not have any evidence that sarin or chlorine was used, that he was still looking for evidence.

Apr 16 10:52

Trump a Geopolitical Know-Nothing Endangering Humanity

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
He’s a real estate businessman/television personality, America’s first Reality TV president.

A geopolitical know-thing, he largely knows rubbish fed him in daily briefings, along with what extremist neocons infesting his administration tell him and Fox News disinformation, his favorite channel – all of the above manipulating his thinking.

He’s not intellectually gifted like Jefferson, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt, Madison, Lincoln, Wilson and Jack Kennedy.

Unlike TR and JFK, he disdains reading, preferring oral communications in simple language. He can’t be bothered with policy papers, nothing more than a brief paragraph or two, if that.

“I don’t need…200-page reports on something that can be handled on a page. That I can tell you.”

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